The homeless population in Galveston, Texas, has been on a downward spiral in recent years, according to a new report.
It is estimated that more than 3,600 people in Galvez are on the streets, the homeless census report found.
That’s down from 4,400 in 2016 and 6,600 in 2013.
The homeless census also found that the number of people living on the street rose to 1,700 last year from 1,500 in 2013, a rise of more than 10 percent.
The census found that a staggering 81 percent of people in the city live in poverty, an increase of about 10 percent from 2014.
A total of 2,400 people, or 23 percent of the homeless population, live on the city’s streets, according the report.
The homelessness census also noted that the percentage of homeless people who have permanent housing fell from 50 percent in 2015 to 41 percent in 2016.
A number of factors could be behind the decrease, including a lack of affordable housing and a shortage of transitional housing, the report found, citing a lack, for instance, of transitional homes for people living in shelters and transitional housing for people transitioning from shelters.
The report also noted a sharp drop in the number and types of shelters and other supportive services available to the homeless.
Many homeless people living outside of shelters are homeless because they cannot afford the costs of getting services, the census report said.